In the Embrace of the Swan
Anglo-German Mythologies in Literature, the Visual Arts and Cultural Theory
Ed. by Görner, Rüdiger / Nicholls, Angus
Aims and Scope
Myths determine the way cultures understand themselves. The papers in this volume examine culturally specific myths in Britain and the German-speaking world, and compare approaches to the theory of myth, together with the ways in which mythological formations operate in literature, aesthetics and politics‑ with a focus on the period around 1800. They enquire into the consequences of myth-oriented discourses for the way in which these two cultures understand each other, and in this way make a significant contribution to a more profound approach to intercultural research.
- 23 x 15.5 cm
- vii, 397 pages
- 34 Fig.
- English, German
- Type of Publication:
- Anglo-German cultural transfers; reception of myths